Southern African Loop Overview

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Explore southern Africa's highlights on a tour from Johannesburg.

Embark on a grand adventure through southern Africa - a region brimming with vibrant displays of life and diversity. Travel through South Africa, Swaziland, Mozambique, Lesotho, Namibia, Botswana and Zimbabwe, and experience a plethora of African adventures. From the hum of modern commercial cities and the wild beauty of national parks, to the stillness of remote mountain kingdoms, this trip provides iconic experiences and memorable moments without sacrificing on comfort. Be uplifted by the exuberant people that inhabit this corner of the world, intrigued by its fascinating history and thrilled by encounters with the animal kingdom. On walks through ancient forests, safaris across the savanna and visits to tribal villages, there are constant reminders of Africa's beauty around every corner just waiting to be discovered.

  • Be captivated by Cape Town
  • Explore the ruins of an ancient city
  • Feel the power of Victoria Falls
  • Marvel at elephant herds in Chobe National Park
  • Scramble up desert sand dunes
  • Travel to Lesotho and go wild in the highlands
  • Visit South Africa and unwind in the Stellenbosch wineries
  • Visit Swaziland and enjoy traditional song and dance

What's included in this trip

  • Start:

    Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Finish:

    Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Group size:

    Min 4 , Max 12
  • Ages:

    Min 12
  • Meals:

    44 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 16 dinners
  • Accommodation:

    Bungalow (1 nt), Cabin (1 nt), Chalet (6 nts), Cottage (1 nt), Guesthouse (2 nts), Hotel (14 nts), Houseboat (2 nts), Lodge (14 nts), Permanent tented camp (4 nts), Resort (2 nts)
  • Transport:

    Boat, Overland vehicle
  • Included activities:

    Addo National Elephant Park - Game drive, Cango Caves, Canoe trip, Chobe - River cruise, Complimentary airport arrival transfer, Cycle tour of Stellenbosch area & winery visit, Drakensburg - Short hike, Etosha National Park - Game drives, Fish River Canyon, Game drive & Nature walk, Great Zimbabwe Ruins, Hlane Royal National Park - Walking safari, Hwange National Park - Game drive, Kruger Park - Game drive, Kruger Park - Night game drive, Lamberts bay - Cape Gannet Island, Mahango Game Reserve - Game drive en route to Caprivi Strip, Mapungubwe National Park - Guided Heritage Site Walk - Per Person, Negepi - Village visit, Okavango Delta - Mokoro tours & game walks, Orange River - Canoe trail (half day), Ostrich farm, Painted Dog Conservation Centre, Sesriem Canyon - Desert dunes climb and walk, Swazi cultural village - en route to Hlane National Park, Three Rondavels and Blyde River canyon viewpoint - en route to Kruger National Park, Village hike, Visit Victoria Falls, Zulu cultural visit - en route to Durban

  • Carbon emissions offset:

    2217kg pp per trip
  • Notes:

    This is a combination trip. Please see trip notes (Important notes) for more details. A single supplement is available on this trip. Please note: the single supplement does not apply to the nights spent on the House Boat ( 2 nights) Please note that this trip will be discontinued in 2013, A single supplement is available on this trip. Please note: the single supplement does not apply to the nights spent on the House Boat ( 2 nights)

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About Botswana , Lesotho , Mozambique , Namibia , South Africa , Swaziland , Zimbabwe

Southern African Loop Summary

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Day 49 Mapungubwe

Cross the border into South Africa and head for Mapungubwe National Park where spectacular scenery, biodiversity and archaeological treasures await. Discover the culture and customs of the local tribes who live in this mystical, historically rich area.

Day 50 Johannesburg

Travel to South Africa's busy commercial centre where this adventure concludes. Perhaps stay on a little longer to explore the Soweto township or visit the Apartheid Museum and learn about South Africa's recent history.
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